So, after Pete & Maddie had seen about as many sheep and bits of yarn and fiber as they could handle, we headed out to see what Allegan, MI had to offer in the way of antique shops. The first shop we entered left me happy as a clam as there was a booth filled with all kinds of buttons. I ended up spending much more than I thought I would on buttons that day, but getting what I think was a *very* good deal on an instant bakelite button collection. I even got an added bonus of three little bags of my favorites -- colorful floral plastics.
There's something about the bakelite that is hard to resist -- I think it's the patina. And my absolute favorite of the bunch? This one:
And another picture, to try and give you a better idea of the color:
So now I fancy myself a button collector. Pete is happy -- buttons are after all, quite small! I've got these books on order at the library:
Do any button collectors out there know of any other button books I should read? Or any button collecting websites?